Magento developed on an open source language as a precisely flexible and functional platform has grown as a favorable eCommerce website development platform owing to its various perks over its fellow competitors like Shopify, BigCommerce, etc. As the stats say, the Magento eCommerce development serves as the base for about 14% of the eCommerce businesses running online. However, some limitations of Magento 1 like performance issues, unintuitive interface and complex admin panel support, etc, fade out its charm a little.
With improvements going in the same sector, the news of the release of the second version of Magento i.e. Magento 2.0 in November 2015, took the Magento community by storm. Amidst the mixed responses of excitement and surprise, Magento 2 was presented by the experts as the updated version of Magento 1 to mitigate the limitations of the previous platform. Though the release marked a fear of cannibalization, it was targeted to grasp a leading edge over the other eCommerce web development platforms by improving the performance, user-interface, responsiveness and user experience aspects.
Taking a deep dive into the details here are some reasons to choose Magento 2 over Magento 1:
Considering the performance limitations of Magento eCommerce development based on Magento 1 platform, the new version Magento 2 features a 20 percent faster-browsing speed than the previous platform. Thus, claiming a higher traffic and better SEO. With this, as a scalable support for large stores with catalogues and many web pages, Magento 2 features inbuilt full-page caching, so as for gain into the faster page loading speed as compared to the non-caching pages.
User-friendly Admin Panel:
Magento 2 with its target of making the Magento eCommerce development more favorable for the eCommerce industry, now sports a sole intuitive admin interface that is developed precisely to effectively manage the online store for the admin end. The new interface has an easy drag and drop functionality, 4 times faster product import feature and other easy to setup functions that will make the admin management operations much faster and productive.
Sole Intuitive and Streamlined Checkout Process–
Along with allowing the Magento eCommerce developers a high level of customization support, the checkout process of Magento 2 powered eCommerce website is particularly streamlined and more intuitive. The steps in the checkout process are also reduced so as to track a higher conversion rate in comparison to the abandoned carts. With this, the already registered customers now do not have to enter their details again and they are directly reverted to the payment gateway. The Magento 2 platform has also made the registration process much simpler, so as to increase the number of regular customers.
Quicker and Quarterly Updates:
Now with the Magento 2 platform, the updates of any new feature that will be released will be displayed on a quarterly basis and the access to the updated features will be quicker as compared to Magento 1. Thus, making the Magento eCommerce development a more streamlined with the latest technology.
Integrations with Popular Payment Gateways:
Magento 2 leaves no stone unturned to become the most favourable eCommerce website development platform. The new platform has also integrated with the popular payment gateways like Braintree and PayPal. With this, extensions like Cybersource and Worldpay are also added for more secure payment transactions.
Profound Quality Extensions
With Magento 2, the marketplace would now feature quality extensions that have strong coding support and no functionality duplication. With this, the various high-quality extensions of Magento 1 will be transferred to Magento 2, so as to support their use.
Considering the various perks listed above, Magento 2 is sure to dominate the eCommerce website development market over its various competitors. With this, the present Magento 1 powered eCommerce websites have a good time to employ a transition to the Magento 2 platform, which is destined to come up as the future of the eCommerce industry. However, the transition process may be partially possible depending upon the existing extension support and it would be costly too. Coming to your rescue, Technology Mindz with its cost-effective Magento eCommerce development services could help you with the transition and development process owing to its expert team of Magento eCommerce developers. You can contact us at – email@example.com